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Nigeria’s Arms Deal: EFCC Arrests Brother of Late Ken Saro-Wiwa


A serving officer and former Director of Military Intelligence, Major General Wiwa, has been arrested by the EFCC for his part in the $2.1bn arms deal fraud.

General Wiwa, younger brother to late Ken Saro-Wiwa, the late Ogoni rights activists’ who was executed by the Abacha’s government in connection with the Ogoni crises of the 1990’s, was the Deputy Commandant at the Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Oshodi, before his arrest.

He’s believed to have been arrested because of the sensitive positions he held in service.

General Wiwa was at several times, Military Assistant to late General Owoye Azazi when he served as Chief of Defence Staff.

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He was Principal Staff Officer, PGSO, at the office of the National Security Adviser when Azazi served as NSA.

He continued in the position as PGSO when Col Sambo Dasuki was NSA and was later appointed Director of Military Intelligence when Lt. General Azubuike Ihejirika became the Chief of Army staff. When Lt. General Kenneth Minimah assumed office as the Chief of Army Staff, he retained Wiwa as DMI.

It’s believed he could be the key to unraveling a lot of unclear deals involving some military and arms contractors as well as the roles of some service chiefs, who may be invited in future as investigation continues.


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